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Anna Redmond

Anna Redmond put her own death in the Irish Independent as a mischief - or maybe ‘a cry 
for help’.  She married into Mr. Webster’s hotel and worked there slave-like.  Her beautiful 
young face, her red hair streaming, cheekily curling, her laughter eyes sad - her husband, 
boyishly drinking all the profits. They said she suffered from her nerves!  They said no 
wonder Tommy drank the way he did!  They always referred to her as she – she was a bit 
wild, she didn’t fit in, he could have done better for himself – no wonder he hit her. Her red 
hair dulled in a mental hospital. Anna Redmond, full of promise, beautiful and lively had her 
youthful exuberance quelled by life’s circumstances.   

Copyright © Liz Walsh

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  1. Date: 2/9/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on winning in the contest. This is very descriptive work.

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 8:19:00 PM
    Glad i caught this wonderful winning poem. Liz, excellent. Harry

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 3:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 8:39:00 AM
    Congrats Liz on your wonderful win in the Dark Prose contest with this sensational write and entry... enjoy your top ten success with luv..

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 11:43:00 PM
    Love this excellent poem, Liz, wonderful read. congrats on your number three spot in the contest. Harry

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 1:51:00 PM
    Wow such abrupt excellence, leaving one wanting more and to gift the woman with a caste iron frying pan and a good swing! Congrad's on this excellent win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 4:34:00 AM
    Many congratulations on such a high place. Excellent piece. Very moving Déirdre

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 2:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest, Liz

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 10:16:00 AM
    Congratulations to you for your win Liz in Catie Lindsey's contest "Dark Prose". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 7:02:00 AM
    Congratulations Liz on your well deserved success with this fine write. Eamon

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 7:14:00 PM
    Congratulations, I remember this one and how much I enjoyed reading it before. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/10/2010 3:29:00 AM
    Go h-an mhaith ar fad ach gearr. Id love to see this one expanded...

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 10:15:00 AM
    Hi. Great that this piece will be heard by a wider world. Is it not great that we have the words in front of us so that we can read and reread in order to pick more and more from those nuggets. Eamon

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 4:52:00 AM
    Life was a bummer for her...Very descriptive and expressive work..It would be horrible to end up married into the circumstances of which you have penned..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 10:48:00 AM
    sad write

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 9:37:00 AM
    very good write and thanks for your kind comments have a great wekend faleshia

  1. Date: 9/11/2010 5:48:00 AM
    I'm with Daver on this one, Liz. Nicely worded

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 5:10:00 PM
    this is sure an intereresting piece. Is it based off someone you heard of? I enjoyed the read. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 2:45:00 PM
    I don't know who Anna Redmond is, but I like the flow and content of your piece,the idea that many are, as you say, "quelled by life's circumstances." Love, Dave

  1. Date: 9/7/2010 6:57:00 AM
    A well textured biography ... with the genius of the psychoanalytical, and the beauty of the mastery that genius gives to poetry.